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About the Department

Prepare to serve society as a secondary education teacher or educational leader. For aspiring teachers, we offer programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels leading to initial teaching certification in grades 6–12. For aspiring principals and supervisors, we offer graduate and certificate programs in educational leadership. Graduates of our fully accredited programs are actively recruited across the state and the nation.

Undergraduate Programs Graduate Programs

Undergraduate: Secondary Education

Looking to teach your favorite subject in middle or high school? In our dual-major program, students match a secondary education major with one of eight state-approved content area majors, leading to grade 6–12 certification. Choose our innovative middle school specialization to focus your studies on these crucial years.

Graduate: Teaching or Leadership

Turn your bachelor’s degree into a teaching career with our MAT in secondary education. Or advance into a leadership position—principal or supervisor—with our graduate-degree and certificate programs in educational leadership. All of our teaching and leadership programs are grounded in the latest educational theory, research, and practice.

Immersive Experiences

Practical application of your new skills and knowledge—in school and community settings—ensures that our pre-service teachers and leaders graduate ready to guide change. Fieldwork and student teaching is intensive. Special opportunities, including research apprenticeships, graduate assistantships, and professional development, are available in all programs.